There were SO many books I adored as a kid. My reading game was never higher than when I was aged 9-12, because back then I actually had the time to read and it was really only school that got in my way. But here are the top five children’s series/books that come to mind. I tried to stick to books that I don’t see often on these lists. Continue reading
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The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix
Genre: Fantasy, middle-grade
I cannot even BEGIN to describe how much of an impact this series has had on me. I read them for the first time when I was ten-years-old and reread them countless times in the following months. Everything I wrote between the ages of 10-12 followed some sort of theme from the Seventh Tower–whether it was bad-ass blonde warrior chicks, planets of ice, shadow magic, or mystic warrior cults (though that was also influenced by my excessive reading of the Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice novels). Even today I find my stories tinged with Garth Nix’s influence. Continue reading
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Wow. I finished this book about five minutes ago and am blown away. The world. The writing. The characters. The story. All of it was enthralling. While the beginning is a bit slow, I highly encourage you to push through, because the concept is unlike anything I’ve encountered before. It reminded me a lot of Garth Nix, and I’ve always been a fan of his books and feel. Continue reading